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  • rudyin78

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 26, African
  • Home state: Maryland
  • Last Active: 06/23/2016
  • Brief Profile: Started the pre-med track sophomore year and studied abroad junior year, but I finished everything in four years. It's possible folks!

    Was complete at most schools mid-august b/c that's when my committee letter was sent, but I still tried to get secondaries in ASAP (<2 weeks) after receipt.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Top 5
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    Verified 6/19

    7/16 Update
    Pre-writing secondaries is everything! Definitely took loads of stress off.
    Apply early. Aim to have your primary verified before the first day AMCAS transmits data to schools assuming verification takes ~2 weeks at the early stages.
    My school list is longer than I would like it to be (sooo expensive) but better safe than sorry. My premed advisor wanted me to apply to 22-25 schools, but I wasn't comfortable applying to places I didn't actually see myself living for four years.

    10/10 - This cycle has gone way better than I was expecting. I've gotten interviews at 8 of the 16 schools I applied to (including my top 3 choices pre-interview), and I have yet to receive any rejections. I feel so lucky and humbled! My stats are slightly below average for top 20 schools, but I have had a decent amount of success. Though there's no way to know for sure at this point, but I think my unique ECs (and a somewhat controversial personal statement that ties them all together) are a large part of the reason.

    3/8: Cycle is finally over!! wooo! I feel extremely lucky to have had the outcomes that I did. I was accepted to 2 of my top 3 schools, met a bunch of great people, and learned that I am a people-person and a strong interviewer. It was certainly difficult at times to stay sane with all the waiting but we made it! Barring vastly different financial aid packages, I have a pretty solid idea where I'm headed.

    Applied, Withdrew

    Howard University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Brown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University
    Georgetown University
    Stanford University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    George Washington University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Pennsylvania

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Cornell University
    University of Miami
    University of Maryland

    Accepted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Columbia University
    New York University
    Temple University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Emory University

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